Wednesday, April 20, 2005

public art planning meeting--you are invited!

this is A letter I got from the Roanoke Arts Commission today...

April 20, 2005

Dear Friend:

I am writing on behalf of Roanoke and the Arts Commission to invite you to participate once again in enhancing our community. We appreciate all of your earlier contributions to the public process to develop a Public Art Plan for our city.

Hundreds of community members of all ages attended the first two public workshops to share their vision and great ideas for public art in Roanoke. In May, the planning will move into the final stages. Our consultant team will review their findings and present a preliminary Public Art Plan.

The results of electronic polling in April confirmed that a high percentage of community participants believe public art can make Roanoke more appealing to residents (85%) as well as visitors (83%). But key questions remain to be decided:

What should be the first priorities in assembling Roanoke’s future public art collection?
How should the artists and artworks be selected?

Please join us on Monday, May 2, 2005 at 5:30 PM at the Jefferson Center (541 Luck Ave SW) for the third and final workshop on public art in our city.

We look forward to seeing you on May 2 – we know you will want to preview the draft plan. Remember, your friends and family are also welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Vicki Greene at (540) 853-1260, or e-mail

Refreshments will be served and free parking will be provided. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. – you may want to come early.

Thank you again for your contributions to Roanoke and the Public Art Plan. See you on May 2!


Mark McConnel
Chair, Roanoke Arts Commission